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The Latest: Hundreds rally at California beaches

Hundreds of people have rallied at Southern California beaches to condemn racism in the wake of the deadly events in Charlottesville, Virginia

Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee…

Duke University has removed a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee days after it was vandalized

Evacuation orders affect hundreds in California…

Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that's a prime location for viewing the eclipse

Mexico: 1 dead, 5 hurt in blast at illegal fuel pipeline tap

Mexican authorities say an explosion at an illegal fuel pipeline tap has killed a person and injured five more in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz

Omaha police purge DNA samples from controversial 2004 sweep

Omaha police say DNA collected in 2004 from several black men in a controversial sweep has been destroyed, now that a suspect in a series of rapes has been charged

The New York Times - Studio Visit | Cai Guo-Qiang

From The New York Times: A day with the artist at his Frank Gehry-designed country compound.By: By JASON SCHMIDT. Watch the original video on Times Video: https://nyti.ms/2vO7GwC

Texting And Walking Could Soon Be Illegal In This…

A new proposal could put an end to 'distracted walking.' Angeli Kakade (@angelikakade) has the story.

Trump to skip Kennedy Center Honors awards program

Trump and first lady announce rare move for presidents and decide to skip Kennedy Center Honors to allow the award recipients to celebrate free of the "political distraction" their presence might cause.

MGM to match employee donations to civil rights groups

One of the largest employers in Nevada is launching a donation match program benefiting civil rights organizations in light of the deadly Charlottesville protests

American Girl's first Native Hawaiian doll set to go on sale

American Girl has made its first Native Hawaiian doll

Utah teacher wants wedding gifts sent to homeless…

A Utah high school teacher is getting married next month, but instead of registering for a blender or stemware, she's asking for shoes and backpacks to give homeless kids at her school

Boston 'Free Speech Rally' Ends Early, Thousands…

The rally was declared "officially over" after just 90 minutes, but the counterprotest continued into the day.

Tech companies continue efforts to banish…

Tech companies continue efforts to banish extremist accounts

2 troopers wounded in robbery investigation…

Pennsylvania State Police say a state trooper was critically injured when he was shot by a suspect in a robbery investigation before officers returned fire killing the shooter

Suspect in killings of 2 Fla. officers arrested…

A police officer in Florida died from his injuries Saturday, a day after his colleague was killed when a suspect fired at them during a scuffle while they were on patrol

Trump adviser resigned ahead of negative magazine…

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn stepped down from an unpaid post as President Donald Trump's adviser on deregulation efforts just days before The New Yorker was preparing to publish a lengthy article detailing Icahn's potential conflicts

Prize-winning Polish-US playwright Janusz…

The wife of renowned Polish-U.S. playwright and screenwriter Janusz Glowacki says he has died at 78

Whale stranded in western Washington state beach freed

Officials say a juvenile gray whale has been freed after being stranded on a remote beach in Washington state

Scientists Just Named A New Fly After One Of…

One of Britain’s national treasures just got the honor of getting a fly named after him. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).

Colleges grappling with balancing free speech, campus safety

After Charlottesville, students, parents worry about safety on campus; administrators rethink security protocols

Suspect killed, officer injured in early shooting in Alabama

An investigation is underway after an officer-involved shooting in Homewood, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, left a suspect dead and a Homewood officer with minor injuries

California lawmakers to tackle housing crisis…

California lawmakers return Monday from a monthlong break with a busy agenda that includes tackling the state's housing crisis and deciding whether to make California a statewide sanctuary for people living illegally in the U.S

The Latest: No death penalty in area where officers killed

Two Florida police officers were fatally shot in a district where the top prosecutor says she is no longer seeking the death penalty